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Interior Minister Aregbesola, Police Affairs counterpart, Dingyadi, to appear before Senate. Why it matters




The Senate has summoned the Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola, and the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi, over the deteriorating conditions of police colleges across the country.

Senate summoned the ministers on Tuesday after the adoption of a motion sponsored by Senator Barinada Mpigi, of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and nine others during their first plenary following resumption from annual recess.

This was disclosed in a statement signed on Tuesday by Ezrel Tabiowo, the Special Assistant (Press) to the President of the Senate.

Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, was also asked to, as a matter of urgent national security, intervene in the deteriorating condition of the Police College in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State.

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As a part of its resolutions on Tuesday, the senate also urged the Police Service Commission to take adequate measures and inventory of police colleges in the nation to ensure that the standard meets acceptable global limits for efficient policing.

Senator Mpigi while moving his motion noted thus:

“The Police College, existing in Tai local government area of Rivers State, which serves for the training of police officers across the nation, has been virtually abandoned and at the brink of collapse. Poor staffing management and other facilities make the college unfit for habitation,” he said.

The lawmaker warned that the poor state had made the college to become a dilapidated facility that lowers the morale of trainees.

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